Court deals setback to Tropicana owners

July 1, 2008 7:14:39 AM PDT
A New Jersey appeals court has upheld the denial of the Tropicana Casino and Resort's license in Atlantic City.

Tuesday's ruling means a decision by the state Casino Control Commission will stand to strip the former owners of the gambling resort of their casino license.

Last December, regulators cited affiliates of Kentucky-based Columbia Sussex Corp. for laying off nearly 1,000 casino workers, causing problems with cleanliness and service, as well as for poor compliance with state regulations.

The property is up for sale, but still open. A first round of bids was rejected because they were too low.